The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals

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What are the worst college hazing stories? From being sexually assaulted using knives, pens, and household tools, to being forced to consume deadly amounts of controlled substances, to being locked in a room with excrement, here are the worst, most brutal college hazing rituals reported from all around the United States. Brutal sorority and fraternity hazing rituals can happen anywhere, as this list in Rolling Stone reveals. Some of these may have happened to your own friends and family. 

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    TFW You Accidentally Beat Someone to Death

    Five frat members were arrested for murder after making a blind folded pledge carry a 20 pound bag of sand while they "speared" him by running into him headfirst as if they were performing tackling drills. After the student passed out they brought him inside and did an Internet search on his symptoms before FINALLY taking him to the hospital. The student died a day later from a brain injury. 
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    Trivia Questions: Choose Your Object

    Trivia Questions: Choose Your ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    Alexandra Robbins, author of the book "Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities," spent a year undercover and witnessed one incident where the pledge class had to answer trivia questions and drink straight vodka when they got the question wrong. Not too bad, right? Just a normal, run-of-the-mill drinking game (involving minors), right?

    If they got enough wrong, though, they were presented with a Sharpie (what is it with these things), a knife, a hammer and a d***o, with the threat that one of those objects would violate them.

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    Basketball Players Dies After Drinking...Something

    Basketball Players Dies After ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    At Buffalo State College Bradley Doyley, a college basketball player died after a hazing session that saw him drinking a liquid of indeterminate origin. Some people said it was detergent, others said it was "sewer water." Whatever it was, it killed him and the frat was suspended by its national governing body. 
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    The Ice Cream Social

    The Ice Cream Social is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    A Redditor with a case of Stockholm Syndrome still looks back on his time of being force fed things like "sticks of butter, raw onions, [and] beef base" before vomiting and having to clean up the vomit by rolling around in it. That frat house must have smelled awful. 
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    Public Body-Critiquing Assembly

    Public Body-Critiquing Assembl... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    Another humiliating case reported by Alexandra Robbins was a woman who was forced to stand on a bench in front of an entire fraternity, completely exposed.

    When she got up onto the bench, the fraternity would give public critiques by yelling out the parts of her body that needed "work".

    After talking to one of the women that endured this type of scrutiny and humiliation just to become a part of some social group, she said, "This happened in the '90s and almost a decade later she still had emotional scars."
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    When British Military Hazing Gets Real

    When British Military Hazing G... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    While one Redditor was in RTI (Resistance to Interrogation) training, he was deprived of sleep and told that his bunk mates believed he was a foreign spy. He ended up being blindfolded before being thrown out of a helicopter while it was a few feet off the ground. 
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    Boiling Hot Water On Back, Chest, Genitals

    Boiling Hot Water On Back, Che... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    At Tulane University, pledges for Pi Alpha Kappa were put under boiling water for the most physically enduring pain they'd ever had. Fraternity brothers used boiling water containing pepper spray and a "crab boil" seasoning mixture containing cayenne pepper to pour over their victims' backs.

    Oddly enough, the ones who screamed didn't get burned as badly, but those who held it in got the worst of it. As the evening went on, the water got hotter, and the burns got deeper.

    One pledge suffered second and third degree burns to his back, chest, buttocks and genitals, and was subjected to twice-daily burn treatments by doctor's orders.

    He was also not able to take his exams or travel that semester.

    10 of the "brothers" faced charges of aggravated second-degree battery; so needless to say, justice was served, as they seemed to end up in some pretty hot water.

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    Who Really Needs the South?

    Who Really Needs the South? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    Florida State University’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was suspended over a hazing scenario called "Old South" where pledges were made to act like slaves while serving drinks to members of the frat before stealing traffic cones and polishing them for the evening. Then they were dropped off in the middle of nowhere and made to find their way home without their phones or wallet. Several fraternity members were suspended, but no criminal charges were filed. 
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